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Eid travellers on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway enjoy smooth journey

  • Toll collection increases on Bangabandhu bridge
  • 15,085 vehicles crossed for the northern districts in 24 hours
Update : 08 Apr 2024, 01:11 PM

The Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway experienced normal traffic on Monday, despite an increase in vehicular movement due to people traveling to their hometowns for Eid-ul-Fitr. 

In previous years, travellers endured hours of wait time on this route during the Eid holidays. 

However, this year, thanks to road improvements and coordinated efforts between district and police administrations, people are reaching their destinations without facing significant delays.

Meanwhile, due to the increase in vehicles on the highway, toll collection has doubled compared to normal.

According to the Bangabandhu Bridge Site Office sources, 29,780 vehicles crossed the bridge in the last 24 hours, and the total toll collection has been Tk2,50,89,200.

Of these, 15,085 vehicles crossed the bridge for the northern districts of the country, and toll collection was recorded at Tk1,85,40,050.

A total of 14,694 Dhaka-bound vehicles crossed the bridge and the toll amount was recorded at Tk1,32,35,150. 

Ahsanul Kabir Pavel, executive engineer of the Bangabandhu Bridge Site Office, said 18 toll booths have been set up on both sides of the bridge to reduce traffic congestion. 

Mir Sajedur Rahman, in-charge of the Elenga Highway police outpost, said there was no traffic congestion on the Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway so far. 

Adequate law enforcers are on duty to keep the traffic movement normal, he added.

 

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